Maryland Writer’s Association
“Forty Years Later: What I Know” (1st, 2012)

ArLiJo Literary Journal
“Bar Talk” (1st, and nominated for Pushcart Award, 2012)

Maryland Writers Alliance
“The Banyan Tree ” (1st, Creative Nonfiction–Lynn Stearns as Judge, 2010)

City Paper
“Night Owl,” Fiction (1st, 2006)

Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artists Award: Fiction (2002)

The Best of Artscape, Literary Arts Awards
“Sun-fish,” (Short Fiction included in Anthology, 2001)

Baltimore Literary Contest
“Deep Wells,” Fiction (2nd – Stephen Viccio as Judge, 1999)

Random House Book Fair
“Touch the Moon,” (1st, Serious Short Fiction Category, 1999)

Dorothy Daniels Award, National League of American Pen Women
“Family Reunion” (1st; Non-fiction, 1998)
“Night Owl,” (Honorable Mention in Fiction, 1998)

Baltimore Literary Contest
“Waiting for my Mother,” Nonfiction (2nd, 1998)

Lite Circle Literary Contest
“Lady in white,” Fiction (1st, 1998)

Maryland Artscape Short Story Award
“Where Monsoons Cry” (David Bradley as judge, 1997)

Lite Circle Literary Contest
“Under the Gul-Mohur Tree,” Fiction (3rd, 1996)

Baltimore Literary Contest
“Under the Gul-Mohur Tree,” Fiction (1st, 1996)
“Marble Sandcastles,” Non-fiction (1st, 1996)

Baltimore Literary Contest (1995)
“Two Hands to Clap,” Fiction (3rd);
“What’s in a name,” Non-fiction (2nd);
“My Father’s daughter, Poetry (3rd)

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